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Transportation Infrastructure: a necessary investment

“Never waste a good crisis.” This was the advice given to the Buffalo Niagara business community at the Partnership’s 2014 Transportation Summit in May. Our region, along with the rest of New York State and much of the United States, is facing a monumental crisis, as the Federal Transportation Bill

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World’s longest international border steps up trade security

The security of our borders has been under scrutiny for the past several months. Although much of this increased attention has been paid to our Southern border, the Buffalo Niagara region and its border with Canada (which happens to be the longest in the world) is experiencing new levels of

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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission: upcoming projects

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission recently announced several new programs and construction projects that will help its international bridges become more efficient. The following projects, which will temporarily inconvenience some drivers, will have long term, positive impacts on border operations: Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Primary Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound

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Temporary fix for highways in the works

As the Highway Trust Fund nears insolvency in the coming weeks, the House has passed a bill that will extend funding for about 10 months. The $11 million extension will temporarily avoid the uncertainty in funding for major surface infrastructure projects, but a long term fix is desperately needed. With

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Roar, Sonwil & Welke succeed in logistics

We’re proud of our members who have had recent successes in logistics: ROAR Logistics, Inc. recently acquired Phoenix firm, Legend Transportation Group. The acquisition gives Roar its second West Coast/Southwest office, serving to broaden their strategic services in rail, ocean, air and road transportation. “While Roar has been a very

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Time to talk transportation

Did you know that driving on deficient roads costs each Buffalo area driver $1,493 per year in the form of extra vehicle operating costs? Could you think of a better way to spend that $1,493? …I can. — More than 90 percent of Americans believe that investing in transportation infrastructure

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Logistics Council – March Update

The Partnership Logistics Council met on February 28, 2014 and received an update from the International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO). In order to create strategies for moving forward, ITGO created four subcommittees which will focus on the following areas: Workforce Development Infrastructure Marketing / Communications Government Affairs Also in discussion

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2013 Year in Review: Logistics Council

2013 was another busy year for the Partnership’s Logistics Council including the 2013 State of Logistics and a series of exclusive, behind-the scene tours at the Peace Bridge, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and the Port of Buffalo as well as incredible progress on the implementation of the International Trade Gateway (ITG) concept. 

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